Society & Education

Politikwissenschaft

Political Science

Bachelor

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The main focus of Political Science is, on the one hand, on political institutions such as the government, parliament, the judicial system, political parties, international organisations, and the administration (polity); on the other hand it is concerned with conflicts of interest and the power mechanisms which determine political processes (politics), and finally with the political contents and programmes in individual fields of politics (policy). The aim of the program is to provide students with comprehensive academic and career-oriented knowledg... more » more »


Basic data

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

admittance limited. A selection procedure takes place.

Subject to selection procedure

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07.

Places to study are awarded through the dialogueorientated service procedure (DoSV).

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

admittance limited

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The main focus of Political Science is, on the one hand, on political institutions such as the government, parliament, the judicial system, political parties, international organisations, and the administration (polity); on the other hand it is concerned with conflicts of interest and the power mechanisms which determine political processes (politics), and finally with the political contents and programmes in individual fields of politics (policy). The aim of the program is to provide students with comprehensive academic and career-oriented knowledge of political fields (e.g. social policy, environmental policy, European policy), political institutions and political processes on the national, European and international levels.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Graduates can choose between different career fields in the three key sectors of modern society: the state, the economy and civil society. These fields encompass, for example, career opportunities in national and international organisations, the media, the administration, the economy, in trade associations and societies, in academic research and teaching institutions, as well as in the entire spectrum of politically oriented social agencies and establishments.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program in the disciplines:

  • Master of Arts Political Science
  • Master of Arts Social Policy
  • Master of Arts International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory
  • Master of Arts Professional Public Decision Making

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Besides studies in political science, the degree course encompasses studies in law, economics and  empirical methods of social research. The topics covered in the field of political science include an introduction to the social sciences and the governmental system of the Federal Republic of Germany, political theory, international relations, comparative political science and european integration, as well as policy analysis.

Course schedule

Information in German:

www.uni-bremen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/fachbereiche/fb8/ipw/Downloads/StudienfuehrerBAWS1920.pdf

Digital learning contents

  • Blended Learning
  • E-Learning
  • MOOCs
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)

Major fields

Students studying the program as a sole or main subject can attend advanced courses in the compulsory elective area modules Pol-M 10 - 14. Individual specialisations in General Studies are possible.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Practical

Sole subject Bachelor and Joint Bachelor:
Students must undertake a compulsory two-month internship during their studies. Ideally, the internship should be embedded in the pursued career field. Additional voluntary internships may be accepted for General Studies.

Foreign language skills

B 1-Level in English according to the Common European Framework. C1-Level in German.

Study abroad

A stay abroad is not compulsory, but recommended for fifth semester students. Partnerships within the Erasmus Exchange programme see
www.uni-bremen.de/ipw/international/studierendenmobilitaet/erasmus-kooperationen/

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

see Self-Assessment (in German): www.uni-bremen.de/selbsttest-politik

Teaching language is German, a C1-Level according to the Common European Framework in German is required for enrollment. A list of accepted language certificates you find at:

www.uni-bremen.de/en/studies/orientation-application/applying-for-a-place/applications-from-abroad/german-language-skills-for-degree-programs/

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for advanced students

admittance limited


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject + specialty + complementary subject

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

Studierendenvertretung/Studiengangsausschuss (StugA) Politik
E-Mail: stugapol(at)uni-bremen.de

politik.stugen.uni-bremen.de

Departmental counseling

Betina da Rocha
Building: GW2
E-Mail: darocha(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-67401

Practice office

Betina da Rocha
Building: GW2
E-Mail: darocha(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-67401

Status

08.11.2019
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The main focus of Political Science is, on the one hand, on political institutions such as the government, parliament, the judicial system, political parties, international organisations, and the administration (polity); on the other hand it is concerned with conflicts of interest and the power mechanisms which determine political processes (politics), and finally with the political contents and programmes in individual fields of politics (policy). The aim of the program is to provide students with comprehensive academic and career-oriented knowledge of political fields (e.g. social policy, environmental policy, European policy), political institutions and political processes on the national, European and international levels.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Graduates can choose between different career fields in the three key sectors of modern society: the state, the economy and civil society. These fields encompass, for example, career opportunities in national and international organisations, the media, the administration, the economy, in trade associations and societies, in academic research and teaching institutions, as well as in the entire spectrum of politically oriented social agencies and establishments.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program in the disciplines:

  • Master of Arts Political Science
  • Master of Arts Social Policy
  • Master of Arts International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory
  • Master of Arts Professional Public Decision Making

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Besides studies in political science, the degree course encompasses studies in law, economics and  empirical methods of social research. The topics covered in the field of political science include an introduction to the social sciences and the governmental system of the Federal Republic of Germany, political theory, international relations, comparative political science and european integration, as well as policy analysis.

Course schedule

Information in German:

www.uni-bremen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/fachbereiche/fb8/ipw/Downloads/StudienfuehrerBAWS1920.pdf

Digital learning contents

  • Blended Learning
  • E-Learning
  • MOOCs
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)

Major fields

Students studying the program as a sole or main subject can attend advanced courses in the compulsory elective area modules Pol-M 10 - 14. Individual specialisations in General Studies are possible.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Practical

Sole subject Bachelor and Joint Bachelor:
Students must undertake a compulsory two-month internship during their studies. Ideally, the internship should be embedded in the pursued career field. Additional voluntary internships may be accepted for General Studies.

Foreign language skills

B 1-Level in English according to the Common European Framework. C1-Level in German.

Study abroad

A stay abroad is not compulsory, but recommended for fifth semester students. Partnerships within the Erasmus Exchange programme see
www.uni-bremen.de/ipw/international/studierendenmobilitaet/erasmus-kooperationen/

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

see Self-Assessment (in German): www.uni-bremen.de/selbsttest-politik

Teaching language is German, a C1-Level according to the Common European Framework in German is required for enrollment. A list of accepted language certificates you find at:

www.uni-bremen.de/en/studies/orientation-application/applying-for-a-place/applications-from-abroad/german-language-skills-for-degree-programs/

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for advanced students

admittance limited


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject + specialty + complementary subject

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

Studierendenvertretung/Studiengangsausschuss (StugA) Politik
E-Mail: stugapol(at)uni-bremen.de

politik.stugen.uni-bremen.de

Departmental counseling

Betina da Rocha
Building: GW2
E-Mail: darocha(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-67401

Practice office

Betina da Rocha
Building: GW2
E-Mail: darocha(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-67401

Status

08.11.2019